Often described as the "language of business," accounting skills are the glue that holds many institutions, firms, and entities together. Composed of three main fields -- public, private, and governmental -- a major in accounting provides you with a solid knowledge base and the quantitative skills to effectively manage a variety of financial affairs.

As a part of the UW-Parkside Business Department and the business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), you'll be offered both course materials and internships/externships to develop your skill sets. 


Fine-tune your communication and technical skills as an accounting major, in addition to the analytical abilities that will enable you to prepare and interpret financial documents. Learn about business ethics, applying accounting principles and procedures to business combinations, foreign operations and transactions, and governmental and nonprofit organizations.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), offers a high-quality, highly relevant educational experience taught by professors who regularly interact with the business community and who are up to date with the rapid changes in the global business environment.


A major in accounting provides you with a variety of job opportunities within a dynamic field. These include positions as auditors, benefits administrators, claims adjusters, fiscal managers, international buyers, investment managers, stockbrokers, tax specialists, and many more.

Accounting graduates from Parkside have gone on to earn Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials, start and successfully run their own businesses, and reach the top of Fortune 500 leadership teams.


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University of Wisconsin System Member
The Higher Learning Commission
Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification
AACSB accredited